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Full name  Xavier Torres Buigues
1994–2006  Villarreal
Weight  82 kg
Number  14
Height  1.84 m

Role  Footballer
Place of birth  Xabia, Spain
Name  Xavi Torres
Career start  2006
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Date of birth  (1986-11-21) 21 November 1986 (age 29)
Current team  Real Betis (#14 / Midfielder)

Playing position  Defensive midfielder

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Xavier 'Xavi' Torres Buigues (born 21 November 1986) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Australian club Perth Glory FC as a defensive midfielder.

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Formed at Barcelona, he went on to amass La Liga totals of 156 games and six goals during eight seasons, with that club, Málaga, Levante, Getafe, Betis and Sporting de Gijón.

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Early years

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Born in Xàbia, Alicante, Valencian Community, Torres played his youth career at two clubs, including Villarreal CF where he finished his formation in 2006. He made his professional debut at another club in the region, Alicante CF, in the 2006–07 Segunda División B.

Barcelona

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In the 2007 summer, Torres signed for FC Barcelona, spending the vast majority of his two-year spell with the reserve team, which he helped return to the third level in his debut campaign, as the Catalans were coached by young Pep Guardiola.

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Torres made his La Liga debut on 17 May 2009, appearing for the already crowned champions in a 1–2 away loss against RCD Mallorca. After the match, the player said that he was very grateful to Guardiola – promoted to first-team manager in the previous summer – for giving him an opportunity to play in the main squad; it would be the first of two appearances.

Málaga

On 12 June 2009, Málaga CF signed Torres on a free transfer for four seasons. He scored his first goal with the Andalusians on 30 August, closing the score at 3–0 against Atlético Madrid in the 89th minute, in the season's opener.

On 13 September 2009, Torres made his Málaga debut as a starter, in a 0–1 defeat at Deportivo de La Coruña, being replaced by Victor Obinna in the 84th minute. However, he appeared rarely in his first year and, on 7 June 2010, was loaned to freshly-promoted side Levante UD. He made his debut on 28 August, playing the entire 1–4 home loss against Sevilla FC.

Levante

In early December 2010, Torres was linked with a potential move to Everton, but nothing came of it. He rarely missed a game for Levante – being the second most used player in the squad – as the Valencian team finally retained their top division status. In July 2011, the move was extended for a further season.

Torres scored his first goal for the Granotas on 20 November 2011, in a 2–3 defeat at Atlético Madrid. He ended the campaign with five, as they finished sixth and qualified to the UEFA Europa League for the first time ever.

Getafe

On 31 May 2012, Levante activated the €300.000 buying option it had on Torres, offering the player a four-year contract which he refused. On 1 August, after lengthy negotiations, he signed a four-year deal with fellow league side Getafe CF for a fee of approximately €500.000.

Torres started in most of his league appearances for the Madrid outskirts club (37 official contests during the season), his first being on 26 August 2012 in a 2–1 home win against Real Madrid, where he featured the 90 minutes.

Betis

On 7 August 2013, Torres signed for four seasons with Real Betis. He scored his first competitive goal 22 days later, grabbing their last in a 6–0 home routing of FK Baumit Jablonec for the Europa League playoff round. In December, however, he suffered an Achilles tendon injury in a game against HNK Rijeka for the same competition, being sidelined for the rest of the campaign, which ended with relegation to the second tier.

Later years

On 15 August 2016, Torres terminated his contract with the Verdiblancos and signed a one-year deal with Sporting de Gijón just hours later. One year and ten days later, after suffering relegation, 30-year-old Torres moved abroad for the first time in his career and agreed to a one-year contract with Australian club Perth Glory FC.

Club statistics

As of 28 April 2012

Honours

Barcelona
  • La Liga: 2008–09
  • Betis
  • Segunda División: 2014–15
  • References

    Xavi Torres Wikipedia


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